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Breckenridge business reports two cases among employees; all known positive cases have been isolated and all known close contacts have been quarantined
Contact: Michael Wurzel, Public Information Office, Summit County Government
SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at Peak 8 Properties in Breckenridge. The company currently has two confirmed cases among its employees.
Peak 8 Properties, which owns Breckenridge Grand Vacations, is located in Breckenridge and is in the hospitality industry. The two employees were tested for COVID-19 after developing symptoms. Public Health received the positive test results on Oct. 21 and Oct. 25. One of the employees worked two days while infectious without symptoms while following all proper physical distancing protocols and mask wearing.
"We know how challenging the pandemic has been for our business community and we are sorry to see another impacted by COVID-19,” Summit County Manager Scott Vargo said. "This outbreak demonstrates just how infectious the virus is and that even when you are following recommended physical distancing protocol and using proper PPE, employees can still get sick. For this reason, we are urging the community to be especially cautious right now.”
Since reopening on June 1st, Peak 8 Properties and Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) have been extremely diligent in following all recommended Physical Distancing Protocol and Public Health guidelines. In addition, Peak 8 Properties and BGV have implemented many safety measures, including UV light disinfection lighting, ionization air cleaning systems, daily symptoms checks for all employees, increased sanitation with electrostatic sprayers and other EPA approved chemicals, and all office spaces and public spaces have been re-arranged to maximize physical distancing. More information is available at www.bgvshines.com.
The outbreak investigation at Peak 8 Properties, including thorough contact tracing, remains in progress. Summit County Public Health’s contact tracing team is conducting an investigation of the positive cases’ close contacts. The positive cases have been placed in isolation, and all close contacts identified thus far have been placed under quarantine. As with any communicable disease investigation, this COVID-19 investigation will take time to complete.
Information on Summit County positive cases can be found on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.